This week’s campus celebrity, Eva Zaret, has a huge presence on the Oxy campus, and will most definitely be missed when she graduates in a few weeks! Read on to find out how Eva has helped to make a difference at Oxy over the past four years, what she’s involved in, and her advice for the incoming freshman class (but it’s also really good advice for anyone!).
Name: Eva Zaret ’12
Hometown: Montpelier, VT
Major: Russian and Linguistics/pre-med (I'm planning to go into public health and hopefully work with non-profits)
On-Campus Activities: Proud member of Kappa Alpha Theta! Vice President of Service for Greek Council. Member of the Emmons Student Health Advisory Committee. Russian tutor in the Keck Language Lab, special shout out to my awesome tutees! Captain of Theta FC (woo!).
Off-Campus Activities: I work at Crossroads Trading Company in Pasadena (come say hi!) and I'm a special events intern at AIDS Project Los Angeles.
How have you helped make a difference at Oxy in your four years here? One thing I'm especially proud of is helping to get a psychiatrist on campus to provide students with important mental health services. Also, this past year I've tried really hard to make engaging service events for the Greek community. My next project is convincing Emmons to allow students to make online appointments.
What are you going to miss the most about Oxy when you graduate this year? It's so cliché, but definitely the amazing friendships I've made! Also, pretty much everything about Theta.
What are your plans for after graduation?I decided to take a year off between undergrad and getting my Masters in Public Health. My boyfriend and I are moving to Boston in August while he attends BU to get his Masters in Medical Sciences. I already found a Theta alumnae chapter to join while I'm there! I'm very excited to go back to New England and get to see my family more often. And seasons!!!
What advice would you give to next year's freshman class? I know it's tempting to go out and have fun all the time, but remember there will be hundreds of parties to go to during your time here. Deciding to stay in on a Friday and study is no big deal! Especially because when you graduate, nobody cares how many parties you went to. When you're in my place, at the end of your college career, you'll be so proud of the times you stayed in so that you could do well on a test or get distinction on your comps or whatever it is. I definitely wish someone had told me that as a freshman. Oh, and don't get thrown in the fountain. It's gross.